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Re: Web Forms: Usability and Accessibility Question.

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 17:24:45 -0800
Message-ID: <402049DD.6010800@oracle.com>
To: Jon Dodd <jon@bunnyfoot.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Jon Dodd wrote:

> 
>
>Seth Rothberg:
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>>Or even: 
>>
>><label for="id">First name <img src="asterix.gif" alt="mandatory
>> information"></label><input type="text"...>
>>    
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>I use this type of construct and it has worked really well in a number of
>user tests for people both using and not using a variety of access
>technologies including various screen readers. Its main benefits are:
>* visual users get it because asterix is a commonly used marker
>* screen reader users get it because the alt text gets read out and does not
>rely on dubious implementation of "title" or user preference settings.
>
>NB I also use a similar thing to mark where on a form there are errors that
>need addressing (in addition to stating at the top).
>
>Jon
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I mentioned this to a colleague who uses JAWS. He turns off all images 
which are not also links so he doesn't hear the ALT text at all.

Regards,
James
Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2004 20:28:43 UTC

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